Invent to learn: making, tinkering and engineering in the classroom
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Sylvia Lebow Martinez and Dr Gary Stager

This book argues that children learn best by making and doing. Advocating the ‘Maker Movement that encourages creativity and engagement in classrooms though constructive project work, the authors place the movement in a historical and theoretical context, arguing that learning involves standing on the shoulders of giants. They explain the technological game-changers in education and describe their use in today's classrooms.

Chapters cover learning, teaching, shaping the learning environment, and leadership and advocacy, and include hundreds of resources that are intended to turn every classroom into a ‘makerspace’ and every teaching into a maker.

The authors also provide a useful chapter filled of responses to those questions around the value of making, tinkering or engineering in the classroom. The book works best when paired with the resources provided on the authors’ website.  

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Sylvia Lebow Martinez and Dr Gary Stager

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Constructing Modern Knowledge Press

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With its particular emphasis on the teaching of STEM subjects, this book will make for interesting reading for teachers keen to explore new ways to help their pupils to learn, or heads at schools looking to improve their science, technology, engineering and maths teaching and results. 


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